Windows Server 2008

1. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 2. WINDOWS 2008 Editions 3. WINDOWS 2008 Server Core 4. APPROX. COST OF WINDOWS SERVER 2008 5. Upgrade / Migrate 6. Upgrade from previous OS 7. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 INSTALLATION 8. Windows Server 2008 Activation 9. Activation Method 10. RAID 11. BACKUP and RECOVERY 12. Wbadmin 13. BACKUP Utility 14. Windows Recovery Environment 15. Server Roles for WINDOWS SERVER 2008 16. IP-ADDRESSING and IPV4 17. IPV6 18. Remote Desktop Connection 19. Steps for Remote Desktop Pc from Client PC 20. Remote Desktops 21. MANAGING SERVER CORE 22. TERMINAL SERVICES (TS) 23. TERMINAL SERVICES MANAGER 24. MANGAING FILE AND PRINT SERVERS 25. Share Folder 26. Attrib (Attribute) 27. Windows Registry 28. Disk Quotas 29. Disaster Recovery Tools 30. MMC 31. Remote Assistance 32. Signed & Unsigned Driver 33. Hardware Profile 34. CHKDSK.EXE(Check Disk) 35. Disk Defragmenter (DFRG.MSC) 36. ACTIVE DIRECTORY REVIEW 37. Introduction to AD 38. TRUST 39. FSMO 40. GC (GLOBAL CATALOG) Server 41. Site 42. AD replication 43. Backup of Active Directory (DC) 44. Understanding USER, GROUP & COMPUTER 45. Create Local User & Multiple Users 46. GROUP SCOPE 47. Public and Private key encryption 48. Trust concept of CA working 49. ETHERNET CARDS 50. Availability and Security 51. General Server Security Issues 52. OSI MODEL 53. Data Encapsulation 54. TCP/IP or DoD Model 55. Protocol Working at Host to Host (Transport) layer 56. NETWORK MONITOR 57. Internet Information Services 58. Monitoring Tools 59. DNS [Domain Name System] 60. DNS ZONE 61. Remote Access Authentication Process 62. Remote Access Interview Question & Answer part 1 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 2 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 3 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 4 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 5 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 6 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 7 Tutorials
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BACKUP and RECOVERY tutorials

Backup and Recovery have always been core responsibility of System Administrator. Now it is time to learn how to backup and recover FILES, FOLDER, ROLES, VOLUME & SERVER.



The windows Server Backup Tool is totally different from ‘NTBACKUP.EXE’ . In windows 2000 and Windows 2003 ‘Ntbackup.exe’ was used, while here it is all different. In Windows Server 2008 exams, they focus on difference between NTBACKUP and WINDOWS SERVER 2008 BACKUP.



  1. Windows Server Backup can NOT write to TAPE DRIVES.

  2. You can NOT write to network location or Optical media during schedule Backup

  3. You can use network location for manual backups.

  4. The smallest object that you can backup using Windows Server Backup is VOLUME

  5. Windows Server backup Entire Drive (Volume), same way Destination Volume must also be clean and must not have any other data. Dedicated HDD Volume is required.

  6. Only local NTFS Formatted volumes can be backed up

  7. Window Server based backup is very fast and efficient compare to NTBACKUP.

  8. Windows Server Backup files write their output as VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) files. VHD files can be mounted with different software or through virtual machine software such as HYPER-V

  9. You can NOT recover earlier backup written using NTBACKUP.EXE. A special read-only version of NTBACKUP.EXE that is compatible with Windows Server 2008 can be downloaded from “http:// go. fwlink/?linkid=82917”

  10. Windows Server Backup is NOT installed by default on Windows Server 2008. You need to install this feature as follow

    Start – Administrative Tools – Server Manager – Expand FEATURS -

    ADD Features – Expand Windows Server Backup Features

    It includes 1) Windows Server Backup

    2) Command-line tool

  1. When above Backup role is installed, it is available under Storage node of Server Manager Console. Check it out at

  2. Start – Administrative Tools – Server Manager – Expand Storage

  3. To use Windows Server Backup or WBADMIN command line tool, you will require extra Internal or External Hard disk. External Hard disk need to be either USB 2.0 or IEEE 1394 compatible.

  4. When you are planning to deploy disk to host schedule backup data, make sure that the volume is capable of holding at least 2.5 times the amount of free space for the data you want to backup.

  5. When you configure your first schedule backup, the disk that will host backup data will be hidden from Windows Explorer. If the disk currently hosts volumes and data, these will be removed to store schedule backup data. This applies to only schedule backup and not to manual backups.

  1. A volume can only store maximum of 512 backups. If you want to store greater number of backups, you will need to write these backup on different volume.

  2. Windows Server backup will automatically remove the oldest backup data on a volume that is target of scheduled backup. This saves you from manually clean up or remove old backup data.


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